i always thought
love wasn't freedom,
that love was the cage
that it would squelch me and smash my wings and pull me down from the jeweled sapphire sky and get in my way
i thought relationships were obstacles, like bricks, that needed to be violently obliterated
love was never in my way, i was.
other people were never in my way, i was.
because i see now, i smell it, i taste it---there is nothing freer in the word
just as fiercely and deeply and technicolor passionately
as my soul
tells me to,
there is nothing as freeing
as being wild
wilder with you on evergreen mountaintops and driving through gritty city streets
wilder with you
yes, i'm wilder with you
freer with you, my love
my wings span for days when i'm next to you
and we soar together
like the feather falcon souls we really are.
because love is that soaring
it is not a cage or constriction
love, real, gorgeous, true love---
is the ultimate freedom.
and i love being wild